Until . . . after only having him home for 8 days, our three month old puppy started throwing up and was not interested in anything, but lying down and being completely still. Almost $400 and an x-ray later, the vet said it was probably gas stuck in his stomach. He gave Groot a shot and some medicine to cure the nausea and said he would be feeling better in no time.
The next day, Groot was still not himself and after refusing to eat, and throwing up another 7 times, we rushed him to Oradell Animal Hospital. After multiple tests and an ultrasound, we found out he had Parvovirus which violently attacks the GI system in young puppies. We were given an estimate of $4562 minimum for him to be hospitalized for a few days, be given IV fluids, medicine, and syringe food feedings. Five days later, the bill was up to $8300!
Today we received the devastating news that the virus is now in his bone marrow. Both our regular vet and multiple doctors at the hospital have concluded that Groot must have been infected at the store where we adopted him. Unfortunately, the breeder is only willing to pay for the price of the puppy, which is less than 1/4 of what our bill is now.
The doctors believe he is a strong puppy and can get better, but will require at the very least, three more days in the hospital. This will drastically increase our bill.
It is approximately $1660 a day for Groot to be hospitalized. We are trying to raise enough money to pay for the bill and allow him to be there for four more days. If he gets better before then, any money left will be donated to our local animal shelter to help other animals in need.
Once you bring an animal into your life, see him fall asleep in your lap, and begin to love him unconditionally, there is no way to give up on him. Please help us give Groot a fighting chance to beat this horrible virus and be able to come home happier and stronger than ever. Thank you.
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